[FoRK] clone 2

Justin Mason jm at jmason.org
Fri Jul 23 09:20:38 PDT 2004

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Lucas Gonze writes:
> On Fri, 23 Jul 2004, Dan Brickley wrote:
> > * Lucas Gonze <lgonze at panix.com> [2004-07-23 10:54-0400]
> >>
> >> The number of Webjay.org simulacra now stands at 2:
> >> http://slipperycat.com/
> >> http://www.mixtaper.com/
> >>
> >> A funny kind of victory.  On one hand I'm really happy to have an impact.
> >> On the other hand, I wonder what I'll get out of it.
> >
> > Time to write an aggregator across them?
> High time.
> I published a version of the data for researchers to study, so that we can 
> start figuring out how to navigate it.  Because songs aren't a container 
> format, and songs are the point, the network topology isn't the same as 
> with blogs and other web pages -- you have to write new code and create 
> new algorithms.
> And I'll make an open offer to people who'd like to write an aggregator: 
> you can have full access to the real Webjay data, though I'll have to 
> approve your project.

Nice project BTW!

But just wondering -- what does keeping the "real data" to yourself
gain?   I would be under the impression that letting the data be
downloaded in a big chunk of export XML, would just open up the
field for more people to implement cool hacks and data-mining
for free.  Let the LazyWeb do it!

- --j.
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